Tag Archives: asia


Tokyo FX volume falls as hedge funds leave

Reuters – Foreign exchange trading volume in Japan has fallen 16 percent this year after many hedge funds closed out investments during the global financial crisis, and Tokyo’s turnover in spot trading now lags behind Singapore. But steady turnover in […]

UBS names Sclater to head Singapore prime broking

Reuters – UBS has named Alastair Sclater to the new post of head of its Singapore prime brokerage, as the Swiss bank aims to build that business in Asia’s second-biggest centre for hedge funds. Singapore, which competes with rival Asian […]

Ex-Fortress H.K. Head Plans Hedge Fund, Document Says

Bloomberg – Stanley Ku, former head of Fortress Investment Group LLC’s Hong Kong office, plans to start an Asia- focused hedge fund to profit from macroeconomic developments, according to a marketing document given to potential investors. Minerva Macro Fund, to […]

Winton to Start Japan Fund, Hire H.K. Staff in Asian Expansion

Winton Capital Management Ltd., the U.K. hedge fund with $12 billion in assets, will start a new fund in Japan and hire staff in Hong Kong as it expands when rivals such as Citadel Investment Group LLC retreat from Asia. […]

Sparx to Start New Global Macro Hedge Fund, President Abe Says

Bloomberg – Sparx Group Co., Asia’s biggest hedge-fund manager, plans to start its first global macro fund, adding a strategy that was among the few winners in 2008 when an equities rout led to the only annual loss in its […]

Hedge Funds Post Best Performance Since February 2000

Bloomberg – Hedge funds returned an average 5.2 percent in May, the best performance in more than nine years, as they attracted more money and global markets rallied, Eurekahedge Pte said. The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index, tracking more than 2,000 […]

Hedge Fund Managers Switch Strategies and Reap Rewards

New York Times – In mid-March, with the global stock markets plunging, Philippe Jabre, a hedge fund manager based in Geneva, started buying bombed out financial stocks in the United States, Europe and Asia. A procession of sleepless nights followed […]

Flowering Tree to Grow Hedge Fund in ‘Fertile Environment’

Bloomberg – Flowering Tree Investment Management Pte, set up by the co-founder of New York-based Sansar Capital Management LLC, plans to grow its Asian equities hedge fund by about 20 times its starting capital within the next two years. The […]

JPMorgan to break up unit’s hedge fund

Reuters – JPMorgan Chase & Co plans to shut down its Principal Investment Management Group’s hedge-fund business and private-equity division, with the exception of a team that focuses on Asia, Bloomberg said, citing two people familiar with the plan. Bob […]

Abax to Open Tudor-Backed Macro Hedge Fund to Outside Investors

Bloomberg – Abax Global Capital Ltd., a Hong Kong-based asset manager part-owned by Morgan Stanley, plans to open a hedge fund backed by Tudor Investment Corp. to outside investors for the first time. The Abax Dymon Asia Macro Fund, which […]

George Soros talks up the global recovery

First Post – Hopes are growing that the world has turned the corner, after a number of high profile figures made encouraging noises about the state of the global economy. Billionaire hedge fund manager George Soros said that "the economic […]

HK tops Asia hedge funds

Hong Kong Standard – Hong Kong remains the largest hedge fund center in Asia, with managers in the city overseeing US$22 billion (HK$171.6 billion) in assets as of December 2008, the Alternative Investment Management Association Hong Kong said. The city […]

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